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Ukraine
Serhiy Rybalka
Date of Birth: 01 April 1990
Age: 29
Place of birth: Yamne village (Sumy region)
Citizenship: Ukraine
Height: 176
Weight: 70
Joined Dynamo: 01 june 2008

Serhiy Rybalka was born in a small village called Yamnoe in Sumy region. At first he played football just for fun but his father noticed his talent and did everything to help Serhiy to develop it. Father took him to different teams for coaches to see Serhiy play. He played for Sumy football club and then moved to Kharkiv. There he made his first contract. As it often happens at first Rybalka played on the position of forward.

Things work out for the best!

Later Serhiy was invited to play in Ukrainian Second League for Arsenal Kharkiv football club. Before that he even played in 3 matches for Shakhtar Donetsk youth team but he did not make the contract with “pitmen”.

Rybalka played rather successfully in Kharkiv. He made his debut in the match against Illichivets’ and scored 2 goals. In 2007/2008 season Serhiy played in 37 matches for Arsenal and scored 18 goals.

Upstairs

Serhiy Rybalka made a contract with Dynamo for five years in July 2008. Three days later he made his debut for Dynamo-2 in the match against Prykarpattya (0:3). In 2008/2009 season Rybalka played in 29 matches and scored 3 goals. In summer 2009 he won the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship with Ukrainian team.

The next step in Serhiy’s career was the debut for Dynamo in the Ukrainian National Cup match against Kremin’ Kremenchuh. In that match he took a free kick and scored a great goal.
On the 23rd of October 2011 Serhiy made his debut in Ukrainian premier league. It was a match against Zorya Luhansk. He also played for several minutes in the away match against Metalist (2:1).

Serhiy Rybalka has a talent and desire to work. His next goal is to play stably on a high level. 

Stats in Dynamo Kyiv *

 
Season
* - Base statistics at time of filling
M
— Games Played
G
— Goals for

FC Dynamo Kyiv

UPL runner-up - 2011/12

Ukraine Premier League winner 2014/15, 2015/16

Ukraine Cup winner 2015

Ukraine National team

Matches - 8

Goals - 0

U-19 European championship winner - 2009

Euro 2016 participant

Serhiy RYBALKA can recover by the match against Shakhtar

Serhiy RYBALKA can recover by the match against Shakhtar

After our midfielder Serhiy Rybalka picked up an injury in the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Manchester City FC the White-Blues medical staff even had to invite Brazilian specialist.

Serhiy RYBALKA: “We were too tired to force opponent down”

Serhiy RYBALKA: “We were too tired to force opponent down”

FC Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Serhiy Rybalka has explained why the White-Blues haven’t managed to equalize opposing Manchester City FC:

Serhiy RYBALKA on qualification for Champions League play-offs

Serhiy RYBALKA on qualification for Champions League play-offs

Autumn of 2015 was a success for Serhiy Rybalka, so FC Dynamo Kyiv halfback in looking forward to the second part of the season.

Serhiy RYBALKA: “There are no bright emotions, but everyone’s happy”

Serhiy RYBALKA: “There are no bright emotions, but everyone’s happy”

FC Dynamo Kyiv supporting midfielder Serhiy Rybalka has commented upon qualification for the Champions League knock-out stage:

Serhiy RYBALKA: “I didn’t like their fans chanting “Russia”

Serhiy RYBALKA: “I didn’t like their fans chanting “Russia”

Serhiy Rybalka was one of Ukraine national team leaders in Euro-2016 qualification. We’ve congratulated FC Dynamo Kyiv midfielder on qualification for the contest in France.

Serhiy RYBALKA: “It was important not to concede”

Serhiy RYBALKA: “It was important not to concede”

FC Dynamo Kyiv and Ukraine national team midfielder Serhiy Rybalka has told about the victory against Slovenia in Euro-2016 qualification play-offs first leg.

Serhiy RYBALKA: “I hope fans liked our play”

Serhiy RYBALKA: “I hope fans liked our play”

After the home match against Chelsea FC (0:0) FC Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Serhiy Rybalka told about the game:

Serhiy RYBALKA: “We aim only for victory against Chelsea!”

Serhiy RYBALKA: “We aim only for victory against Chelsea!”

FC Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Serhiy Rybalka answered media questions before the match against Chelsea FC:

 - goal scored against Switzerland at Euro U-20 devoted to his mother that even lost concience after such news.;

- among football stars prefers Ronaldinho and Messi;

- nicknamed in the team Ryba (fish as translated his name). Personally likes to go fishing!

- during his free time goes to the cinema or sleep at home;

- his gearlfriend is Margo Zakharenkova, ex-participant of pop groups Arktika and AmsteRdam.

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